Kathleen Alcalá


*January 10 - The Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle with Friends of the Farm

*January 14 - Write Here Write Now with the Seattle7 Writers http:/​​/​​www.seattle7writers.org/​​write-here-write-now.html

*Feb 3 - Lopez Books on Lopez Island with Iris Graville (Lopez Island) and Vicki Robin (Whidbey Island).

*February 9 - 11 Associated Writing Programs Conference in Washington D.C.

*March 11 - Tucson Festival of Books at the University of Arizona Campus
Adult Nonfiction Pavilion, Saturday, March 11, signing from 12:30 - 2:30

*March 25 - Reading with Leigh Calvez at Imprint Books, Port Townsend.

*April 22 - Writing Workshop on the Personal Essay at the Timberland Public Library in Olympia

*April 29 - Writing Workshops at the Burke Museum, Seattle

*May 3 - Literary Voices - UW Libraries

*May 5, 6 2017 - UW's"The Living Breath" Conference. Indigenous Foods and Ecological Knowledge Symposium, University of Washington. "Recovering a Tribe, recovering a landscape: How the indigenous food of the Southwest has kept the roots of Opata Culture alive," with Ahuicapahtzi Cornejo and Nicole Yanez.

*May 7 - Elliott Bay Books with Julie Salverson

*May 20 - BARN Writers

*June 4 - Local Author Sunday at Liberty Bay Books

*July 22 – Workshop: Pacific Northwest Writers Conference, Seatac, Washington.

*July 23 - Workshop: Sumner Library Pierce County Library System

*September 9 - Readerfest - Magnuson Park, Seattle, 11 am - 6 pm. Author signing 1 - 2 with University Books.

*September 14 - Timberland Library in-service workshop at Great Wolf Lodge, Centralia.

November 18 - Holiday Book Festival with the Seattle 7 Writers at the Phinney Ridge Community Center, Seattle

November 25 - Independent Bookstore Day with the Eagle Harbor Book Company on Bainbridge Island


-February 7 - March 14 - BARN – Speculative Fiction Workshop

- More soon!

*past event

Selected Works

Creative nonfiction, memoir, environmental sustainability.
Combining memoir, historical records, and a blueprint for sustainability, The Deepest Roots shows us how an island population can mature into responsible food stewards and reminds us that innovation, adaptation, diversity, and common sense will help us make wise decisions about our future. And along the way, we learn how food is intertwined with our present but offers a path to a better understanding of the future.
Creative Nonfiction
Essays on Family and Writing

The Desert Remembers My Name makes an important contribution to discussions of ethnicity, identity, and the literature of place.”
Bloomsbury Review
"...a mesmerizing tale... the author explores the fascinating confusions and contradictions plaguing a culture precariously poised between tradition and modernization."
"She never forgot the power of storytelling as testimony."
The Utne Reader
"Kathleen Alcalá's Spirits of the Ordinary is an enthralling book..."
–Paul Yamazaki, City Lights Books

"This book entered my dreams."
–Alberto Rios
Short Fiction
"Thoroughly satisfying."
The New York Times Book Review

"By turns touching, entertaining, and surprising, and uniquely her own."
Publishers Weekly

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